Our offices were raided by gunmen after IEBC announcement - Ekuru Aukot

Thirdway Alliance secretary-general shot at

Third way Alliance Party Leader Ekuro Aukot claims party offices were attacked by armed gunmen

Six armed gunmen raided Thirdway Alliance party offices on Thursday night and shot at a top official, according to the leader Ekuru Aukot.

In a tweet, Dr Aukot said the office which is located in Lavington, Nairobi was under attack hours after the Independent Boundaries and Electoral Commission (IEBC) approved the 1.2 million signatures submitted.

They have shot at our secretary-general who ran and hid inside one of the offices. This comes hours after Punguza Muzigo Bill (sic) passed. This is a cowardly act,” he tweeted.

On Thursday evening the IEBC had announced that a Constitutional Amendment Bill by the Thirdway Alliance Kenya Party had met the required threshold for consideration.

Punguza Mzigo gathers enough signatures

A statement sent to newsrooms by the IEBC confirmed that the electoral agency had received and verified that the Bill has garnered over 1 million support of registered voters.

The Commission has since verified that the initiative has been supported by 1,222,541 registered voters. This is, therefore, to notify the public and stakeholders that the initiative has met the requisite threshold as required by the said Article 257 (A) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010,” reads a statement from the IEBC.

Once the signatures have been ascertained, the 47 county assemblies will be given the draft Bill where more than half must agree with it within three months from the date of its submission.

Speakers of the county assemblies will then submit the decisions to the Speakers of the National Assembly and the Senate, as stipulated by the law.

The draft Bill dubbed Punguza Mizigo Initiative seeks to scale down the number of counties to reduce the country’s wage bill.

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